Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower St, London, WC2H 9NP
Thu 27th Apr
Fri 28th Apr
After a successful run at the Camden People’s Theatre in 2016, CTRL+ALT+DELETE by Emma Packer returns as part of FIRST Festival of Solo Performance 2017 at the Tristan Bates Theatre.
Amy Jones from Brixton is an emotionally charged girl with a strong political heart. She challenges the injustices of the world, where war rips communities apart, equality isn’t universal and your biggest enemies are sometimes the very ones who brought you into the world.
A child’s need for their mother’s love is a primal driving force. It doesn’t diminish with unavailability, it coexists with the terrible and damaging understanding that the one person who is supposed to love you without condition doesn’t. This show explores the myth that mothers are all loving and protective of their children which serves to isolate us from the truth and the harsh realities of life.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE examines and draws parallels between the control and abuse within a domestic setting and in the wider society from the Government, Media and the Police. This highly relevant piece addresses issues including immigration, the financial crisis, 2011 riots, the war on terrorism and the housing crisis.
Intertwining two very different worlds, CTRL+ALT+DELETE shows that maybe things aren’t as different as they first appear.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE was long listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award who commented that the piece is a powerful and emotive production which is worthy of
acknowledgement as both a theatrical and activist piece.
This production felt very current given today’s social affairs, both politically and morally. Open minds and an open heart is all that’s needed to appreciate this production. (Everything Theatre).
CTRL+ALT+DELETE is directed by Katherine Hayes who has directed a variety of Fringe and off West End productions. Her comedy I Don't Care I Love It was a LOST Theatre festival finalist. This production sees further collaboration between Emma and Katherine since their work in Edinburgh 2014. CTRL+ALT+DELETE has been re-written and developed since it was seen at the Camden People’s Theatre in 2016.